1Samuel 2: 1 And Hannah prayed , and said , My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies ; because I rejoice in thy salvation.
2 There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.
3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed .(this is to men, the enemy).
4 The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength. (women were girded with strength).
5 They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased : so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble .
6 The LORD killeth , and maketh alive : he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up .
7 The LORD maketh poor , and maketh rich : he bringeth low , and lifteth up .
8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S, and he hath set the world upon them.
9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail .
10 The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces ; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the LORD shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.
Know who is speaking in the above verses? A WOMAN. Yes, it is Hannah, Samuel’s mother.
She is prophesying. It is her prayer, but it is prophesy in God’s word.
She said, my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies ; because I rejoice in thy salvation.
So what is this? Her MOUTH or ability to SPEAK is enlarged over her enemies.
So who are her enemies? Those who try to cut HER, (daughters of God) , out of OUR rightful place as SPEAKERS of God’s word.
Who is it? Those MEN who say,, let the woman keep silent, as also SAITH THE LAW.
She is rejoicing in God’s salvation. So this is NT salvation, through Jesus Christ = grace.
In Christ there is neither male nor female. So in Christ, it is the Holy Ghost speaking in us, be it men or women.
But in this case, her mouth IS ENLARGED over her enemies.
She is set up on high, by Jesus himself. She now has been set to lead, again, as was the Mother of all living, Eve.
When WE, women, rejoice in God’s salvation, (NT Grace), our mouth is actually enlarged over the enemies who say, be quiet. You are not permitted to speak.
YES, WE ARE. This is exactly what Hannah’s prophesy here is all about.
Jesus put down the high, and lifted up those of low estate = women.
Hannah’s words are written in Scripture, therefore she spoke the words of God, back then, for she was of the NT salvation.
Glory to God for this wonderful revelation.
By: Jo Smith … Dec. 9, 2010